New Brunswick prosecutors to rule on charges in killer python tragedy

Almost a year after two young brothers were asphyxiated by a python in New Brunswick, RCMP say police have wrapped up the investigation.

RCMP Const. Jullie Rogers-Marsh told The Canadian Press on Tuesday that Mounties don’t recommend whether charges should be laid. And, prosecutors may ask police to do further investigation before they make their decision.

“This investigation is certainly unique in Canada,” Rogers-Marsh said.

Noah Barthe, 4, and his six-year-old brother Connor were killed last August during a sleepover at a friend’s apartment in Campbellton, N.B.in Campbellton. A 45-kilogram African rock python escaped its enclosure, which was owned by  sleepover host Jean-Claude Savoie, who also owned the Reptile Ocean exotic pet store located below the apartment. That store was unlicensed, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

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